Engineering & Capital Improvement Projects (ECIP)

Effective January 3rd, 2011
The Engineering Services Department will no longer issue same day permits.
Please visit the Upcoming Changes to the Permit Process page for more information.


Contact Information

Engineering & Capital Improvement Projects Department
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA  94804

510-307-8116 FAX


Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Engineering & Capital Improvement Projects Department is responsible for:
  • The City Capital Improvement Program
  • Studying, planning, and designing City infrastructure
  • Preparing plans, specifications, bids, contracts, and providing inspection services for all City projects
  • Maintenance of Public Works programs, including pavement management, traffic congestion management, traffic signals, public utility coordination, and hazard elimination
  • Issuing permits for various types of work in the public rights of way